Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD

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Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD
Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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5939 Harry Hines Blvd Ste 935

Dallas, TX 75235

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(214) 645-7700

Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD

Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD

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  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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  • Healthcare USA
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Texas True Choice
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Dr. Doolabh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Mitral Valve Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Doolabh performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Doolabh performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Doolabh treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Doolabh treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Doolabh treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Doolabh treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

About Me

Biography

Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Did heart valve replacement on my husband and he passed away after surgery my problem was he never lead us to think it would be life or death, his manners to a family member are horrible like he could care less. Never seen him after surgery. But his partner called me a week after my husband passed...Read More
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Through a small incision on the right side of my chest, Dr. Doolabh repaired my mitral valve, corrected an atrial septal defect, and performed a Maze procedure to address my atrial fibrillation. The surgery was performed on a Friday, I was home by noon on Monday, and was walking more than a mile...Read More
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Dr Doolabh did my MVR surgery six weeks ago, and I quickly recovered. His attitude and conversation with me prior to surgery was personal and detailed on what to expect. His innovative technique allowed me to be back “normal” in 8 days which is much better than traditional surgery. His staff was...Read More
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Dr. Doolabh has great surgical skills; but he expects to be worshipped for what he does. His bedside manner is subpar at best, specifically if you question or need more explanation. His nursing staff is 100& amazing and the only reason to really use him.
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The entire experience with Dr. Doolabh and his staff (mainly working with Steva) was absolutely wonderful. We never waited longer than 5-10 minutes to see him past my scheduled appointment time. He really cares about his patients and takes all of their concerns and needs into consideration, taking...Read More
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